WFFA : LORRAM (Boat Song)

Apr 6th - May 11th 2021 |
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
€9.99 |

The theatre may not be an option right now, but choosing a film for a great home cinema night most definitely is!

Apr 06th

LORRAM (Boat Song)

Directed, filmed & produced by Alastair Cole | Produced by Adam Dawtrey | Music by Aidan O’Rourke | 96 minutes | 2021 | PG



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The first cinema documentary entirely in Scottish Gaelic, Iorram (Boat Song) is a lyrical portrait of life in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, past and present.

Director Alastair Cole takes the audience on an immersive journey into the heart of a thousand-year-old community, blending archive sound recordings with contemporary visuals shot over the past three years, set to an original score by acclaimed folk musician Aidan O’Rourke.

At the core of the film is an extraordinary trove of sound archive, recorded by pioneering Scottish ethnographers in the mid-20th century, who visited the Outer Hebrides to capture the hardship and romance of life lived in precarious balance with the sea. These newly restored recordings preserve an oral history of lore and legends, tall tales and tragedies, passed down through generations of Gaelic speakers reaching back hundreds of years.

This soundtrack from the past is accompanied by images of the working rhythm of the islands today, on land and on water. The tough realities of fishing and gutting in all weathers and seasons co-exist alongside superstitions and visions of mermaids, faerie folk and mysterious vanishing islands.

The first film score by Aidan O’Rourke (of multi-award-winning folk group Lau) weaves together sound and vision in an emotional and cinematic narrative of toil, laughter and loss.

The sea has always sustained this community, while also holding the power to ravage the lives of the families who rely upon it. The film offers whispers and shadows of people and tragic events long since gone, yet whose memory continues to shape life on the islands today. As Scotland and the UK enter a new future, this provides a reminder that the threads of history and identity at this furthest edge of the British Isles are woven, unmistakably, in the lyrical power of the Gaelic language.



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Every Tuesday evening for the next few weeks, why not grab some popcorn, put your feet up and join us here for more quality international film selected by Waterford Film For All,  just for you.

From 6pm onward, you can journey through some really great cinema, in the comfort and safety of your own home…



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